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  FOX    KTVU Noon News    News; News/Business. New. (CC)  

    December 5, 2013
    12:00 - 12:31pm PST  

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record thoughs and dangerous driving conditions. we're tracking the -- lows and dangerous driving conditions. we're tracking the conditions and what's ahead for the next few days. nearly five years since a b.a.r.t. police officer killed an unarmed passenger at a fruitvale station. a sad ending to a hoe ric effort to try to rescue a couple from their burning home.
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the important role of a newspaper delivery driver. another cold and crisp start to the day. this is a live look toward mt. diablo right now. while it looks like, it's still chilly outside. but it was really freezing in the early-morning hours. ktvu's mark tamayo has been tracking the low temperatures and joins us why how cold it was. >> widespread 20s across the bay area, even a few upper teens out there. take a look at the numbers from this morning where we had the freeze warns posted for a good portion of the region. look at the 20s out towards san jose, morgan hill, livermore, concord, fairfield. san francisco says 40. that's downtown. but a few neighborhoods in san francisco easily down in the mid30s. napa for a brief time dipped down to 16 degrees. napa, one of the coldest spots in the bay area. we had a few areas around 15 degrees up in parts of the north bay. as far as the records, a few
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records to report, we'll be adding to the list. but san jose tying a record, mountain view, oakland, san francisco, tieing a record. san rafael, the old record 31. today, 30 degrees. coming up in 15 minutes we'll take a look at this another cold night expected. another freeze warning issued. the codest citied and in the last -- cities and in the last few minutes a winter weather advisory posted for the bay area. tara moriarty has been out in the cole weather all morning. she joins us live from walnut creek with the affect the low temperatures had on drivers. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: well, good afternoon, yes. it's definitely thawed out since early this morning. it's 48 degrees. if you were anywhere near napa, they are 49. so we rose one degree. if you were anywhere near napa oh, my gosh, it was cold there. it dipped down in the teens. the plummeting temperatures packed a bit too much bike for
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little jelly bean so lane bought her a winter sweat he. >> i'm cold. i thought she would be, too. >> reporter: at a danville coffee shop customers tried to keep warm when the mercury dipped to 21 degrees. >> i put on five sweaters and was walking around my house. >> reporter: nearby sprinklers doused plants that turned into isaac kells overnight -- icicles overnight. >> i actually slid around on it. >> reporter: crews had to block off this icy sidewalk to prevent people from slipping. and in walnut creek, a patch of black ice near the b.a.r.t. station backed up traffic. i. >> i think it's a little cold all right. i know a lot of people that would dismiss it, it's nothing because it's california. what they don't seem to realize, the air is not quite as dry out here.
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whereas truckee, you don't feel it that much. >> reporter: a freeze warn something in effect for just about everywhere except san francisco until 89:00 tomorrow morning -- 9:00 tomorrow morning. there is a chance of showers friday afternoon so we could see snow in the mountains. live from walnut creek, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. the freezing temperatures forced all three bay area airports to de-ice the planes. at mineta, they had to de-ice several planes. it was a similar story at oakland and san francisco. but no flights appear to be impacted by the cold weather. for any weather updates, you can head to ktvu.com. that's where you will find information on weather alerts and warnings. there are forecasts for your neighborhood. new at noon -- has the b.a.r.t. police department successfully made changes following the deadly shooting of oscar grant five years ago? we're now tlearning the results of an independent review board
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on this matter. ktvu's sal castanedo spoke to b.a.r.t.'s police chief moments after the audit was released and joins us live from where the shooting occurred. sal? >> reporter: tori, good afternoon. the b.a.r.t. shooting gained international attention. it took place here at the fruitvale station and it was the subject of a movie. it brought a lot of focus to the b.a.r.t. police department. today the b.a.r.t. board heard how changes recommended after that incident are being implemented. the fatal shooting of oscar grant early new year's morning in 2009 focused national attention on the b.a.r.t. police. in that shooting, police officer johannes mehserle was eventually found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. after the shooting, the national organization of black law enforcement conducted an audit of the department and came up with 55 recommendations hue to improve the b.a.r.t. police force. today, patrick oliver, who was
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hired to conduct the audit, spoke about what it was like before improvements took place. >> there was not quality oversight on use of force incidents. there was not adequate supervision or eevaluation. >> reporter: that was changed this year. b.a.r.t. police says it has implemented most of the recommendations. the auditor says a lot of the improvements have been made. >> after three years they've exceeded expectations of what it takes to conduct the major form of a police agency. there's a lot for the b.a.r.t. board and at bay area transit district to feel good about. >> reporter: today, kenton rainy presented the findings to the b.a.r.t. board of directors. he minced no words saying this was a big challenge for the department. >> what you are trying to do is change the culture. b.a.r.t. police department has 40 years of culture and trying to
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develop and get the necessary critical mass together of inside supporters and outside supporters in order to make various changes. it can be difficult. >> reporter: while the report gives b.a.r.t. police high marks, it also says more improvement can be done. the goal, to prevent tragedies like the one that took the life of oscar grant here january 1st, 2009. live in oakland, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, sal. in a closed-door session, the b.a.r.t. board discussed the contract crisis after the agency's two biggest unions filed a lawsuit earlier this week. the suit claims b.a.r.t. broke state law when it approved the contract without a key provision. the unions contend the board was legally obligated to either accept or reject the entire contract, not just eliminate the disputed paid family leave
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clause. b.a.r.t. management says the lawsuit will only drag out this labor dispute. former oakland police consultant, william bratton will lead the new york city police department. bratton's appointment as police commissioner was announced today. in 1994, et ran new york's -- he ran new york's police department for two years. his zero-tolerance policy to even minor violations is credited with a sharp decrease in crime rate. most recently, he was hired as a private police consultant in oakland. the family of a teenager hit and killed by a car in san jose this week is today speaking publicly about his death. janine de la vega tells us what message his relatives have for the city. >> quiet moments were spent by the garcia family in the spot where their baby brother was hit and killed by their a car. a makeshift memorial is growing at the intersection of branham and vista park. the 17-year-old was a junior known for being down to earth and had a passion for art.
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>> this is so hard to take. my little boy, my baby brother. i can't believe it. >> reporter: he was riding his bike home tuesday night when a car crashed into him. the driver stopped and is cooperating with police. officers are concerned because the number of auto verses mendocino accidents this year had -- pedestrian accidents this year is at 25, the highest in eight years. this woman stopped at the memorial on her way to visit her daughter's grave. her daughter was killed in 2011 after being hit a few miles away while crossing branham. >> it's crazy. the city of san jose needs to get their act together and really, really fix this. people are speeding. >> lighting in the streets for sure on branham. another problem, the speed limit. >> reporter: anthony's relatives are waiting to see what the police report finds. the light under the intersection is missing and they wonder if the driver was distracted. but they vary anthony would
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forgive them. >> i know he would. he has a big heart. he's very, like, forgiving and very loving. >> reporter: while anthony's family thinks changes on the street are needed. their focus is grieving and preparing to lay him to arrest. reporting from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> san francisco police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a pedestrian early this morning. >> the car hit the man about 2:45 a.m. near valencia and clinton park. police say the victim is in his 20s and was taken to san francisco general hospital with a life-threatening injuries. officers are looking for a black or blue four-door sedan that has damage to the front passenger side and possibly to the windshield. firefighters in benecia say without crucial technology, they would not have been able to find two people trapped in a burning building. we'll show you the device and hear from the first firefighters on the scene. i-5 shut down for hours after a man police considered
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dangerous was shot and killed by officers. the crime he was accused of committing in san jose.
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a dump truck hit a school bus carrying elementary school students this morning in idaho,
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killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four other children. the accident happened in a small town, about 20 miles southwest of boise. these are still pictures from the idaho statesman newspaper. a spokesman for the sheriff's department there says the truck hit the bus at a rural intersection but it's not clear yet who was at fault. new information on a santa cruz homicide case that went cold 20 years ago. police have now positively identified the victim as corey joanne lamister of pacifica. she was 17 at the time of her death. her baddy decomposed body was discovered in 1994 partially buried in the pogonip area. a break came after police were able to smach a dna sample and fingerprints submitted by her family. investigators are still looking for who killed corey. they say a father and son who she was traveling around at the
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time of her death are persons of interest in the case. it's been five months since daphne webb disappeared in oakland. to mark the date, her family is holding a coat drive. she was reported july 10th, her father said someone took her from his suv at 79th avenue. this sunday the family is holding a coat drive from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the emanuel temple church at 900 6th street in vallejo. they will be accepting new and used coats and donating them to those in need. earlier this morning, stockton police shot and killed a man suspected of homicide that came after a high-speed chase. it ended around 1:00 a.m. on interstate 5 when the man's car became disabled. police say the 43-year-old suspect got out of the car with a knife. an officer shot at him several times hitting him at least once. the incident tied up traffic for hours.
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stockton police have not yet named the suspect or the officer. firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused an early-morning fire in benecia. two people were rescued but just hours ago, one person died from their injuries. ktvu's claudine wong has more from the firefighters who pulled the elderly couple from the burning home. >> when we originally opened up the door, if you were to physically look, it looked like a black curtain. >> reporter: that's what the first firefighters on scene saw when they forced their way into a burning home on larkin drive after 2:00 this morning. and the situation do have been worse if not for a newspaper delivery driver who spotted the smoke. >> had the delivery person not come by, i believe the fire would have grown significantly. >> reporter: once firefighters were on scene, it still took time to figure out where the fire was burning. >> i can see firemen walking through the building and -- with their flashlights. >> reporter: video taken by larry shows firefighters searching and they were armed with high-tech help.
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>> this is called a thermal imaging camera. firefighter setter will come over and show us how it works. i want you to take a look. he's gonna put his hand through the wall. after he takes away his hand for a few seconds, you can still see his handprint on the wall. that camera saved precious time helping firefighters find the source of the fire and the two victims in the master bedroom. >> as i opened up the door, i did find a downed female. she was conscious at the time. disoriented. stated that she needed help. shined my flashlight down the hallway to look for another victim and found another one at the time that was unconscious. >> reporter: he helped carry both victims through that smoke to waiting firefighters. >> they were just holding her. she looked so frail. >> reporter: she was being held by firefighter allen baits who said he just kept trying to reassure her. >> everything is gonna be okay.
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headache on. we're right here. >> reporter: both victims were taken to the hospital. their dog was rescued. in benecia, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. a san leandro apartment fire displaced 50 people this morning and most have been allowed to go back home. the fire started just after 4:30 a.m. in the complex on bancroft avenue. the cause is under investigation. police say it started in the wall of a bathroom in an apartment on the first floor. >> when i came into my bath and opened the door to my bathroom, the fire came out. it came out and i just closed the door again and take my family out. >> many of the building's residents ran out in their pajamas. san leandro high school across the street was set up at a -- set up as a temporary red cross shelter. two people were injured. one complained the of chest pains, the other complained of smoke inhalation.
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californians overwhelmingly approve of the way governor brown is leading the state. a new poll finds 58% of registered voters approve of his job performance. 33% disapprove. while brown has not announced whether he will seek re- election, he was preferred in the poll over three republican candidates. fast-food workers in the bay area are getting ready to protest low wages. [chanting] >> about 100 mcdonald's workers in new york city staged a noisy protest this morning. the workers are asking for $15 an hour. and the right to form a union without retaliation. right now, many fast food workers earn minimum wage which varies from state to state from about $5 to $9 and hour depending upon the state. well, temperatures finally beginning to recover a little bit after the very cold start
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this morning. we have another round of very cold temperatures once again. freeze warnings to talk about first thing tomorrow morning. you can see our live camera looking out over toward the bay bridge. we're in the clear with the high clouds out to the to the north and west. the satellite shows ez clear skies. no storms just yet but we have the cold air mass pushing into the region moving in from the north. with that we're gonna hold onto the cold weather pattern into your friday. here's a look at the current numbers as you can see updated showing you some 40s for santa rosa, walnut creek and livermore. san jose, 47 and san francisco downtown 50. look at napa right now, still holding onto 46 degrees of -- 46 degrees after a cold start. the low in napa for a brief time dropped down to 16 degrees and napa for most of the overnight hours you can see dropping off quite a bit below the freezing point. under freezing for over 12 hours in napa. i suspect we'll have a repeat performance first thing in the morning with those temperatures dropping back down to near 20 degrees. freeze warning, once again for
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tonight into friday morning. we're talking about more 20s and 30s. coolest locations close to 20, maybe down to 18, 19 degrees. the freeze warning kicks in for tonight lasting into friday morning. here is a look at the projected lows first thing in the morning. in santa rosa, 23 degrees. san francisco, 40. san jose, 31. once again we're talking about some 20s. here are the forecasted lows. we'll be off to an icy start first thing friday morning. also tracking this bigger changes developing as you can see rain chances for tomorrow. for friday, tomorrow morning at 8:00, clouds moving in. that can help raise the overnight temperatures by a few degrees. look at all of this activity moving in from the north. that will be rain showers. a chance by late tomorrow afternoon. a better bet by tomorrow night. 10:00, the rain increases in coverage across the bay area at 10:00 tomorrow night into early saturday morning. most of your weekend will be dry but it remains cold out there. cold enough that we have this issued by the national weather service.
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a winter weather advisory 10:00 friday until 10:00 saturday. this in place for the east bay hills. up above 2500 feet we could have snow on the order of three to four inches. forecast highs not this afternoon. upper 40s, low 50s. that's about it for afternoon temperatures. as you can see throughout the day for tonight and tomorrow morning, there is a time line. by midnight already back down to the mid-20s to the 20s, 30s, 40s. get ready to bundle up across the region back down into the 20s and 30s. increasing clouds throughout the day. we're talking about some rain showers especially by friday evening lasting into early saturday morning. that chance of a shower saturday morning and we could have a bit of a dusting in the bay area hills. the winter weather advisory in place for the east bay hills. i would not see it surprised -- i would not be surprised to see it extended. a new name for the memorial stadium. and it's that time of year where the oakland as players help make the holiday special for some young children.
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more positive news about the economy has investors worried the federal reserve might scale back its stimulus effort soon. traders are also awaiting tomorrow's big employment report for november. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is down 67. the nasdaq down 5. and s&p down 7. for the first time, twitter has named a woman to its board of directors.
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66-year-old marjorie skardino will join the board immediately. she was the former ceo of pearson and former board member at nokia. twitter has been criticized for the lack of diversity on its board. today, uc berkeley is expected to announce a new naming rights deal for the field at memorial stadium. under the 15-year, $18 million deal, the field will now be called kabam field. kabam is a video game producer for mobile devices. the money will be used to help pay off the $321 renovation and earthquake retrofitting of memorial stadium. excellent attendance good classroom behavior are paying off for 200 oakland school kids. the howard elementary school
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kids are being treated to the zoo and met some as players. santa made a special appearance. each child received a wrapped gift. the as players are visiting seer your lus ill center today at the care center at the george markum house. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news.
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